It certainly is for me. And I appreciate Microsoft for helping out by releasing Windose 8.x and Soreface.
I agree. Their malware products don't detect malware and they consume a large percentage of machine resources doing it. You have to buy Malware Bytes AntiMalware to get good malware detection.
So what do we tell people to do to prevent this type of attack. We need something simple enough that ordinary (non-./ers) can do it. Here's my thoughts:
WPA2 without Wi-Fi Protected Setup (to avoid a vulnerability)
A customized SSID not matching: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_table
A random pass phrase of 13 characters
Anything else for a simple-as-possible, end-user setup criteria?
Yes I agree those shows on the History Channel are junk. But, they also have good content: Vikings, Hatfield & McCoys, Ancient Discoveries, etc. I don't think I called anyone an idiot. If you took offense, I apologize. I was complaining about the content.
the History Channel
Look, I love shows about ancient aliens visiting the Vikings as much as the next guy. But I still have appreciation for some good satire too.
I understand. But, ask yourself if you're just accepting whatever they decide to put on TV or are you evaluating it against some intelligent criteria? Does good satire have to be as disgusting, revolting, insulting, disrespectful and ugly as they can get away with, or could it be done with a little more class? What do you think other countries think of us when we export the basest kind of entertainment?
Really I can't sit through even a few minutes of that stupidity. I don't understand the fascination with crap like this. Like so many other shows on TV, I block it using my cable parental controls. I can block by time, channel, and rating. But, I say I'm blocking it "By stupidity" because it makes me want to puke. I'm sure most of you will disagree with me, but I don't really care. You can keep watching crap if you want to and I'll stick to the National Geographic and the History Channel. It's a free country. (Yes I know those channels show some junk too, but its best there is to choose from.)